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RFE/RL NEWSLINE Vol. 4, No. 219, Part I, 10 November 2000

KLEBANOV SAYS DIVERS FOUND SUB'S LOG BOOK. Deputy Prime
Minister Ilya Klebanov, who heads the government commission
investigating the causes of the sinking of the "Kursk"
nuclear submarine, said officials are studying the vessel's
log book that divers found in the fourth compartment while
seeking to recover bodies of the crew, Interfax reported on 9
November. According to Klebanov's spokeswoman, Oksana
Onishchenko, the documents are "unreadable" and "there is
nothing related to the accident," AP reported. Two notes were
found on the bodies of submariners recovered from the
submarine's ninth compartment. Also on 9 November, Russian
General Staff chief Anatolii Kvashnin repeated earlier
demands that Russia be allowed to inspect NATO submarines. He
noted that while the alliance says none of its vessels were
involved in the "Kursk" disaster, "doubts remain" in Russia,
ITAR-TASS reported. JC

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